How to phone us

Calling us can mean a long wait for you on the phone. Can you do what you need to do on our website? It's quicker, easier and better to contact us online.

If you’re unable to find what you’re looking for on our website, you can contact customer services between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday. You could also use our ‘Live Chat’ facility between these hours if the 'Chat live with us' button is showing in the bottom right hand corner of your screen.

When our live chat is not available during office hours you will see a 'Live chat unavailable' button. This happens when our advisors are busy on other chats, if this is the case please try again later.

Please use the relevant phone number below.

Salford City Council will not tolerate abusive or inappropriate comments made to our staff.

Department Telephone
Adult Health and Social Care 0161 206 0604
Anti-social behaviour and empty properties 0161 793 2500
Automated payments service 0300 456 0645
Blue Badge disabled parking applications 0161 793 2500
Building control 0161 779 6175
Business Rates (NNDR) 0161 793 2500
Children - abuse or neglect 0161 603 4500
Children's services (family support) 0161 603 4500
Council tax liability, billing and recovery 0161 793 2500
Environmental services 0161 793 2500
Free school meals 0161 793 2500
ForHousing (formerly City West Housing) 0300 123 5522
Highways and traffic management (including street lighting) 0161 793 2500
Housing benefit and/or council tax reduction (all tenancies) 0161 793 2500
Libraries 0161 793 2500
Planning 0161 793 2500
Registrar of births, deaths and marriages (lines are open from 8.30am to 4.30pm) 0161 793 2500
Salford customer account 0161 793 2500
Salford Home Search 0161 793 3282
Salix Direct freephone number. Please note:
a call charge may apply if you call us on this number using your mobile phone
0800 218 2000
School Admissions 0161 793 2500
Starting Life Well Service (Early Years) 0161 778 0384 (option 1)
Trafford Home Search 0161 537 3108
  • Our Minicom (Type Talk for hearing-impaired customers) number is 0161 793 3004
  • If the service you require is not shown, please call 0161 793 2500 during office hours, or outside normal office hours in an emergency, please see emergency service below

Salford City Council's emergency service

Outside normal office hours, including weekends and public holidays, the council's emergency service can be contacted by telephoning 0161 794 8888 or use our contact form. The out of hours Minicom number is 0161 793 3303.

You should only use this form during the following times:

  • Monday to Thursday 4.30pm to 8.30am
  • Weekends from 4.30pm on Friday to 8.30am on the following Monday
  • Anytime on a public or bank holiday.

Outside of those times messages will not be read.

You should only use this form to report emergencies. The team can not deal with enquiries relating to the following business areas:

All calls to our emergency service are recorded for security purposes. A call queuing system is in operation: when you get a ringing tone, please stay on the line - your call will be answered.

Please be aware calls may be monitored or recorded for training and quality purposes.

How to contact us

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